Sunday, March 03, 2013

Join Elmo in Singapore's First Sesame Street Ride



I've loved Sesame Street ever since I was a kid. Watching it week after week on Saturday mornings, I was transfixed by its lovable muppets, while learning a thing or two. The award winning children's television show has since spun off numerous franchised products featuring characters like Cookie Monster, Oscar, Bert and Ernie, Big Bird, Grover and Elmo.

Thanks to a partnership between Resorts World Sentosa and Sesame Street, you can now experience these charming muppets "in the flesh" with a whimsical theme park ride. Launched by Universal Studios Singapore's Vice President of Park Operations John Hallenbeck, Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase is the newest attraction in Universal Studios Singapore.

Located at the New York section of the theme park, the family ride brings you on a mission with super heroes Elmo and Super Grover 2.0 as they battle to stop Macaroni the Merciless from stealing all the spaghetti on Earth. You can zip through different scenes and even "travel" to space while you encounter familiar Sesame Street friends.

Visitors to Universal Studios Singapore can also meet and greet their favourite furry, feathered and funky characters from Sesame Street. Catch Elmo and friends in a musical special "When I Grow Up" or have breakfast with these cuddly monsters.

Join me now on a visual journey down Sesame Street, here in sunny Singapore!

Launch of Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase
From 1 to 3 March, Universal Studios Singapore transformed its New York section to Sesame Street.

Launch of Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase
Don't you love these cute little pinwheels? Apparently, they spin with the wind too.

Launch of Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase
A ginormous pinwheel of our favourite yellow bird hanging from the plexiglass ceiling.

Launch of Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase
Photo opportunities with your favourite Sesame Street characters. PS - I couldn't help noticing that Bird Bird lost some weight here...

Launch of Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase
No prizes for guessing what you'll get here!

Launch of Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase
I love these brightly coloured yellow trucks decked with Sesame Street merchandise. Doesn't it resemble a US-style school bus?

Launch of Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase
At the launch event, Elmo made a special appearance in his scarlet furried glory and wowed the guests and VIPs with his dance moves.

Launch of Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase
He was joined by several other friends, including a furry female fairy (I think she is Abby Cadabby).

Check out Elmo's dance action with other muppets in a short video I took of the launch.

Launch of Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase
The Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase is officially launched!

Launch of Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase
As we queued for the ride, we were greeted by short videos priming us for the adventure.

Launch of Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase
Here's our space/spaghetti mobile ready to take us on the ride.

I took a short video to give you an idea how the family friendly ride was like. Its probably safe enough for young kids and elderly folks. (sorry for the poor quality as it was kind of dark)

Launch of Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase
As we exited the ride, guess who welcomed us to their shop? Bert and Ernie, the dynamic male duo!

Launch of Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase
You could also bring home your favourite Sesame Street muppet (or 10) of your own if you wish.

Launch of Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase
From now until 3 March, visitors could enjoy street games like these. I hope these guys didn't tear a muscle or ligament!

Launch of Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase
Fortunately, the less athletic can toss cookies instead.

Overall, I found it rather enjoyable to meet my favourite Sesame Street characters once again while reliving my childhood memories. Gauging by the universal appeal of Sesame Street, I'm sure "children of all ages" would enjoy these new additions to Universal Studios Singapore.

For more information on the Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase, check out Resorts World Sentosa's website.

Special thanks to Resorts World Sentosa for this media invite!

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